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to aljazeera america. >> for more than a month now, the obama administration has been saying how many millions of people have visited the health care website, but they have kept quiet about exactly how many have enrolled, insisting they do not have those numbers. >> new documents show the white house has a pretty good idea. >> even the president admits healthcare.gov has problems. >> the website is too slow, too many people have gotten stuck. >> just how many people have gotten stuck or how many ever enrolled are figures the obama administration has been denying the public for days now. >> you have no numbers on who's enrolled? you have no idea. >> we'll have those numbers available mid november. >> white house war room notes seem to show exact enrollment numbers for the first two days were off to a slow start. the notes say by the end of the second day, only 248 people had actually enrolled nationwide. a staggering statistic, considering that the site had nearly 5 million unique visitors in the first 24 hours. the chairman of the oversight committee requested and released the war room notes.
. the obama administration needs 39,000 people to enroll a day to meet its goals and make the system work. the white house calls those, quote, rough figures, and says it will reveal enrollment numbers for october in mid-november. white house press secretary jake carney says it will be a slow build. >> it's no question it's been made more challenging by the poorly functioning website and that's on us and that's why we're dedicating the resources and the brainpower to get it fixed. >> carney says the obama administration expects the numbers for october to be, quote, relatively low. patty anne. >> all right, thanks. >>> fox news alert. investigators are gathering more evidence this morning as things start to get back to normal at los angeles international airport. after yesterday's shooting that killed one tsa agent, injured other people and impacted travel for thousands across the country. police say he was allegedly on a mission to kill asp tsa agents as possible. he is now in custody at a hospital where he was taken after being wounded in a shootout with airport police. dominic dinotoli j
to that behind closed doors we don't know the. >> and there's a huge political cost to the obama administration. you've got powerful senators not going to allow nominations to go through unless you have the testimony from those involved on the ground benghazi. where is that going. >> senator lindsey graham has said, we're not going to get your appointees appointed till we get answers and get these people into congress behind closed doors and tell us what the heck happened in benghazi and what they want, suzanne, had he don't want the filtered information, they don't want the administration officials. they want the people who were there telling them in person what the heck happened. >> phil, thank you. excellent reporting >> great stuff. really interesting. drew griffin. now news out of russia, edward snowden, you know that name, don't you, wanted for spying living under russia's protection. we just learn this had week a new job working for a russian website. >> looks like the nsa leaker wants to leave russia, go to germany to testify what he knows. yesterday in moscow, snowden had a meeting wit
since the rollout at the beginning of the month. the obama administration says it will be running smoothly by the end of november. >>> it's no longer use it or lose it for people with flexible spending accounts. employees will now be allowed to carry over up to $500 in unused funds to the next calendar year for qualified medical purchases. but there is a catch. your employer gets to choose if it wants to amend that plan to include rollovers. some may be reluctant because they get to keep any money you forfeet. >> new details are emerging about that castro valley care facility. the chronicle reports drentzs were left on their own for eight days, not three as originally thought. multiple law enforcement agencies met today to discuss possible charges. the alameda county sheriff's office says there is a lot of evidence to go through and it will be a lengthy investigation. >> several dogs that mauled four people in antioch last night are being tested for rabies. these bite marks show the aftermath of the attack. a man walking his dogs was attacked by two loose dogs, three neighbors r
, and that is notably an obama administration official confirming that last wednesday israel did mount an attack on syrian territory. however, that official did not indicate the nature of the target nor its precise geographical location. pan-everett media reported the strike occurred near the northwestern city in syria and perhaps another strike near damascus that has again not been confirmed. either by israel's defense ministry or by its government who have remained mute on the issue. if they were to make any comment , as they have in the past one of the strikes were attributed to israel, between four and five this year alone, but all we will hear from israeli officials is that israel will do what ever -- whatever it needs to, and that includes using force, in order to prevent weapons from being transferred into the hands of its enemies. so, according to anonymous sources, this would be a shipment of russian long-range missiles that would supposedly ollahnt to has bola -- hezb operating in southern lebanon. >> if indeed this was an arms shipment, why would israel strike now? what is the strateg
of the horrific terrorist attacks. >> president obama is pushing nouri al-maliki to hold elections to bring the country back to its political use. nouri al-maliki assures him it will be held next year. >> the obama administration says it will have 7 million people signed up for health care by march 2014. to do that they'll have to pick up the pace. according to new documents released by congressional investigators only six people signed up on day one of the website. 248 on day two. official numbers of how many people signed up could be released this month. >> speaking of insurance, if you are one of 14 million americans who bought your own, it could get cancel. >> erin is a self-employed scin care therapist, wife and mother of two. she had the same insurance policy the past couple of years. she was happy, until she found out she was losing it. >> i was shocked, to tell you the truth. i don't think i was clear or maybe the president was not transparent on what was going to happen with the current plan. i had no plan to change. >> erin doesn't have her letter at the salon, but that's okay bec
. technicians have been repairing it since late saturday, after the obama administration launched a tech surge, bringing in experts from top technology companies like google and oracle to fix it. the website has been filled with glitches since launching on october 1st. it is expected to be back on line around 9am eastern. >> scamming, intimidation and extortion. what a group in mexico is doing to stop the corruption. an imprisoned member of pussy riot goes missing. s >>> a woman gaoled for a punk protest in russia has gone missing. the husband of nadya tolokonnikova says he hasn't heard from his wife since she was moved to a new prison. she and members of pussy riot were imprisoned after staging a protest against jooutin at a kath -- vladimir putin at a kath reed ral. >> nadya tolokonnikova has disappeared into a gulag system. they fear the russian authorities are trying to crush her spirit. she was being held in penal colony number 14, several hundredkm east of moscow. al jazeera contacted her husband, and he said nadya tolokonnikova was deliberately being cut off from the outside world. he w
that the united states and the obama administration are not reliable allies, not friends. >> is there anger within the french government, as we heard madeleine albright said, "they spied on me. >> there's siniccism and embarrassment in the french government which does not have credibility with the electorate in france. the socialist government is way down in the polls. the notion that the french government has no control over its destiny. it can't protect itself against american spying. >> do they have a reason to be outraged, frankly? >> i think so. i think you have to put the nsa spying scandal in the context of everything that's been happening in the war on terror. this is one of a series of things where you have seen parting of ways between europe and the united states. the drone issue is another, just last week in the u.n. ga - sorry, the u.n. general assembly. there was a debate about drones. many european countries joined with third world countries to express concern. there's a sense that maybe the americans have gone too far in a quest for security. that is part of the equation here. >> wh
kerry's mission to deliver a message from the obama administration on what washington expect kie re t cairn the white so weeks and months a. how can they move toward working toward democracy. the trip was unannounced and that was denying egypt the ability to say look the united states is in support of what we have been doing here politically in the past five months. so by having this unannounced trip the u.s. was able to send a message that it does disapprove of what has happened. that said, the u.s. also is making it very plain and we heard this from secretary kerry on sunday that the u.s. looks to egypt as a security partner across the middle east. they have had a long standing military relationship. egyptian soldiers train here in the u.s. and the u.s. looks to egypt to-mayb to maintain secur. particularly with the park par f israel with the u.s. has a peace treaty and they look to egypt to make sure that insurdon'surgecss don't get a toe hold. egypt has had an outside amount of influence in regional politics and the u.s. sees that in the long-term interest it is best to be an ally
kerry's mission on sunday to deliver a message from the obama administration about what washington expects cairo to do in the weeks and months ahead. >> how can the united states reconcile working with the government and supporting the move to democracy? >> basically, let's put it this way - the trip was unannounced. in diplomatic terms that is in essence denying egypt the ability to say, "look, the united states is in support of what we have been doing here politically in the past five months." by having the unannounced trip the u.s. sent a message that it disapproves of what has happened. that said, the u.s. is making it plain, and we heard this from secretary kerry on sunday that the u.s. looks to egypt as a security partner across the middle east. they had a long-standing military relationship - egyptian soldiers and generals training here and attending high-level think tanks for professional education. it looks to egypt to maintain stability particularly across the border with israel with whom it has a peace treaty, and also so insurgent groups don't find a foot hole. >> egypt
drones and f-16 jets. the obama administration is asking congress to hold off on new sanctions against iran. at a white house meeting, top officials asked for the continued delay of the senate banking committee measure targeting iranian oil. the administration wants to stall the new sanctions pending the outcome of ongoing talks over iran's nuclear program. in an interview with voice of america, the lead u.s. negotiator on iran said she expects congress to ck it sanctions pause. >> we think this is a time for a pause to see if these to go shenzhen's can gain traction. congress has its prerogatives. we are hearing -- having very serious discussions. we work as partners with congress. i think they have been very as weant partners approach this because she asian we need them to continue to be effective partners to reach a successful conclusion. >> a new round of talks is set for next month in geneva. despite the white house called but to craddick and republican lawmakers have expressed support for holding a sanctions vote by the end of the week. woman's rights activists in saudi arabia to
. >> the administration has called in experts from google and other tech giants to help fix the obama care website and say the site should be fixed by the end of november. >>> here is something for you to consider if you're going over open enrollment options for your health insurance. the obama administration is loosening rules covering flexible spending accounts. cnn's christine romans joins us from new york with more. good morning, clis teen. christine. >> good morning, carol. this is a great time to figure out how much money you should set aside pre-tax dollars to pay out-of-pocket medical expenses. the treasury department saying you will be able to roll over $500 a year if necessary. remember that use it or lose it rule, for years if you put money in the flexible spending account and didn't use all of it you lost it. now you will be able to carry over $500 into the next year. there is some 14 million americans who use these flexible spending accounts, also called fsas, so this will affect an awful lot of people. you will be able to roll that over. it should be noted the limits have changed, used to be
the u.s. are here today. yourm welcome to all of from all of us in the obama administration. let me be clear -- [laughter] [applause] summitbe clear -- this .s about you it is all about business. it is all about connecting investors with me the us. let me start -- with community ies. let me start with a story. when the selectusa program was just starting out, an austrian company that makes auto parts was considering investing more in the united states. so we went into action. the commerce department counsel the company on how to successfully establish a new .and in the united states the u.s. ambassador in austria met with the company's leadership. and we connected the company with these state-level leaders that they wanted to meet. year,esult, over the past the company has invested 62 million dollars in its new facility in cartersville, georgia. just two weeks ago, they started moving in. they are bringing in new equipment and gearing up for production. they plan to hire hundreds of next fiveer the years. we are hearing more success stories every day. at this very summit, i understa
record was in 1996. the raiders won 21-19. jonathan. >>> criticism of obama and his administration over the nsa spying allegations. just ahead. plus. >> i'm libby duff, the effects that sand mining is having on the environment and people's lives. >> and welcome back to al jazeera america. here are the top stories this sunday night. a critical part of the affordable care act went down tonight. unclear how long it will take to fix that problem. >>> the syrian government has met an ambitious deadline, coming three days early, a critical step to eventually destroy syria's arsenal. >>> rock leader lou reed passed away at the age of 71. his agent said his death was related to a recent liver transplant. >>> nsa's strained transatlantic ties. a german magazine claims that the u.s. was tapping angela merkel's cell phone for more than a decade. >> when president obama spoke at brandenburg gate this summer, the u.s. was already facing tough questions about its sphainsurveillance programs. >> our current programs are bound by the rule of law and they're focused on threats to our security not the co
learned that the obama administration was warned in september that the obamacare website wasn't ready to go live. in this report for the previous month transmitted to the government by one of the contractors, cgi. >> reporter:the report gave "the highest priority" to things in plain language like "we dont have access to monitoring tools" "not enough time in schedule to conduct adequate performance testing"and "hub services are intermittently the 'site's not working sometimes'. >> reporter:cgi saying back in september place to alert whenever the hub goes down. >> reporter:back on capitol hill on tuesday the head of cms, the centers for medicare and medicaid services, responsible for the big fail on the launch of the healthcare.gov web site kicked off her testimony before the house ways and means committee by saying she's sorry. >>"we know that consumers are eager to purchase this coverage andto the millions of americans who have attempted to use healthcare.gov to shop and enroll in healthcare coverage, i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should." >>
". >> i'm gregg jarrett in for bill hemmer. the obama administration is not actually denying the information. the health and human services department is down playing released documents. let me quote them. they appear to be notes. do not include enrollments, statistics. we will release enrollment stats on monthly basis after coordinating information from different sources paper, online, call centers, verifying with insurers and collecting data from states. martha: byron york, "washington examiner" and fox news contributor. what do you make about the number six. >> now we know why the administration is secretive about the numbers. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was asked by congress about this she wouldn't give it. we know the number was beyond embarrassing. six people on day one. had a total of 248 by the next day. this has really stunned a lot of people. especially democrats, who voted for this. they basically summoned top white house officials including white house chief of staff to capital hill yesterday to explain this. you know they wanted to find
. top obama administration officials have in the past praised israel's intelligence capabilities and express gratitude for receiving access to it. new york times report comes on the heels of our age in europe over the revelation that the us listen in on european leaders including capping german chancellor angela merkel cell phone last week us secretary of state john kerry remarked on the affair acknowledging for the first time that the nsa surveillance may have been over the top iraqi prime minister to oriole the tea has met with u s president barack obama at the white house requests more support in the fight against al qaeda as bloodshed in iraq brought on by insurgents continues by calling the u s troop withdrawal and twenty lead after the two ever meeting obama made no commitment on military equipment or on other assistants which belief he is seeking. meanwhile some two hundred demonstrators gathered outside the white house in opposition to alma leaky over the ledge a depth of fifty two people and the disappearance of seven from an iranian dissident camp north of baghdad the
enrolled. the obama administration says these numbers aren't official. in her testimony this week, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius says the website's flaws make any early data unreliable. >> we do not have any reliable data around enrollment, which is why we haven't given it to date. >> reporter: they don't plan to issue them until mid november. the first month now in the books was overwhelmingly viewed as a disaster. a survey released this morning from the kaiser family foundation reports that 80% of those polled have a negative impression of obama care implementation. 14% say it has gone well and the law benefitted them. nearly a quarter of americans say the affordable care act has caused them harm. many cite higher costs. abc news, washington. >>> all right. another bombshell from washington. the report the obama campaign considered switching joe biden for hillary clinton in the last election. top presidential aides deny this report but bill daly said he considered making a change. ultimately decided it would not help the ticket. >>> the new york city police depar
sorts of things. >> first obama administration toivonennintestify, before a hoe committee apologized, then maintained sim is working. -- system is working. the head. the centers for medicare and medicaid services construct what is the very least an alternative universe. >> we have a system that is working, we'll improve the speed of that system. >> excuse me. -- >> yes. >> you are saying the system right now is working? >> i'm saying it is working, it is just not working at the speed we want and the success rate wement. those are the things we're working on. lou: congressman trey goudie, member of house oversight, he chairs the subcommittee, great to have you with us. let's start with we may obamacare. this president lied, his administration lied, and persisted over a period of more than 3 years, in maintaining the fiction that people could keep their insurance plans. if they chose. your reaction? >> well, i heard from my fellow citizens but there were a lot of voices warning. it was not true or a lie, or whatever you want to use. your premiums will be higher, and coverage is going t
far and promise it doesn't happen in the future. >> reporter: the obama administration is trying to make things right with its alleys following reports that the nsa has been spying on friendly foreign leaders and now the agency is denying an italian report that it listened in while in selecting a new pope. let's get more on that from cnn's brian todd. >> reporter: it's a place where secrecy is almost celebrated, where changes in leadership are signaled with smoke. but could even the vatican be vulnerable to nsa eavesdropping? a report in italy's panorama magazine saying the nsa intercepted calls into and out of the residence where cardinals stayed before the recent papal conclave where pope francis was chosen. on the heels made by dared snowden that the nsa listened in on angela merkel cell phone calls and may have had access from dozens of other world leaders some say it doesn't matter. u.s. intelligence officials all but knit they do spy on america's allies. >> some of this reminds me a lot of the classic movie "casablan a "casablanca." >> my god, gamblizing going on here. some
the parliament from withdrawing its confidence from its government. the thing what expect the obama administration to ask him to adhere to the democratic principle and to have fair, free, and punctual election, not to defer them. because the iraqis see the elections are mostly arabian. >> right. thank you very much for joining us on the show. >>> well now it's time to check in on the weather, and richard argentina is on alert for possible flooding? >> that's right. it's certainly one to watch in the coming days. this area of cloud down towards the south which is developing, and really what we have at the moment is this area of high-pressure from the east and west. so it's going to be stationary over the next few days, and you see the rainfall we normally get for this time of year. i think we're going to get this in the space of two days or so, and it will stretch from brainest aries up to paraguay. and maybe even on as far as peru. the whole system moves to the nose -- northeast in a day or so. in north america they have certainly had flooding programs. these shots come from austin
. that is putting a hold how much the obama administration will push jpmorgan. that is why there is going to be a deal. they will stop at some point. jpmorgan will fest up at some point. i don't think it will happen this week. i know it will not happen today. dimon is in london. you would think he would be here for it to happen. look for next week, you know and we'll, something will likely happen. this thing is going to get done at some point. i can't give you a 100% certainty. i give you near certitude. >> a lot faster than they get the health care act computer system fixed. >> this will happen first. then the obama administration will work on the website. adam: charlie gasparino, thank you very much. >>> okay. lori: markets are a little changed but data out there setting tone. mark newt tan -- newton, greyhound partners, on the floor of the new york stock exchange. paring october gains today. setting tone was chicago manufacturing report, out of the park. is this good news, maybe bad news scenario again by way of the federal reserve? >> oh, i don't think so. i think the news was probabl
of the muslim brotherhood are charged with inciting killings. last month, the obama administration announced a freeze on military assistance to egypt as military officials insist they do not want to damage the relationship between the two countries. >> in egypt right now, protests are winding down now that the trial has adjourned for the day. hhe will be moved to a prison in alexandria until his trial resumes in january. >> the second stop of a whirl wind tour in the middle east for asks kerry. he is expected to discuss syria with the king in saudi arabia. he says they share the same goals. he says both countries want a transitional government in syria that does not include president assad. >> pakistan will review its relationship with the u.s. after a drone strike killed the leader of the pakistani taliban who died friday near the afghanistan border. the attack threatens to derail peace talks with the militants launched just last week. a local political party wants to block nato supply routes into afghanistan. >> the man accused in the deadly shooting friday at the los angeles airport told
in washington, you know, including the obama administration, somehow something's just going to jump out of nowhere. and the economy doesn't work that way. so, you know, if we're going to see more rapid growth, you know, it's fairly narrow places it has to come from. you know, are we going to see some surge in consumption? very hard to see. is there going to be a surge in investment? you know, very hard to see. basically, the government's the one entity that has the ability to boost the economy. >> by spending money? >> by spending money. larger deficits. you know, that is what it boils down to. and that's, you know, you cannot say that. i mean, i've talked to people in the administration, talked to people in congress, they go, "oh, i'll get killed if i say that." well, some of them got to say it because that happens to be true. >> do you believe it? >> absolutely. i mean, if you want to look at the economy in a very simple way, we'll just get rid of the import-export sector because for the u.s., this won't change the story. you've got households, you've got the government, you've got bu
. >> the obama administration has the goal to get 7 million people to sign up by march 1,2014. >>> today is the pick of the week. clear skies out there but it's waning right now. >> waning? >> waning. don't believe me to? take a look outside. that's right. we have the move out there and indeed, it is waning. we'll have a whole new moon starting on the 3rd. michelle is like what is he talking about? >> elmer fudd, waning? ?! >>> chilly temperatures in the north bay valleys in the 30s in spots. 39 in santa rosa, 48 degrees in santa rosa, 54 in san francisco. by this afternoon, yes, we are enjoying the warmest day of the week. 70s even some upper 70s in parts of the south bay. the same with the east bay sunshine all day long. inside the bay plenty of sun in san francisco and 74 in oakland. big changes coming up for the weekend. we'll have more on that coming up. right now let's check the roads now with your "kcbs traffic" with elizabeth. >> thanks, lawrence. we have an ongoing situation in milpitas. northbound 680 the investigation into a fatal accident overnight continues to block the slo
that served both country well. >> it's been badly abused by the obama administration. >> rose: badly abused beyond leaping troops in iraq. how has it been badly abused. >> barack obama goes to israel, holds a press conference with netanyahu, they talk about basic warnings about developing a program and within a matter of a weak or two he cuts the naval out in half and doesn't replace them. >> rose: did the israelis protest that. >> i don't know whether they protested that or not. it's a signal to everybody in the region. we saw the whole exercise over syria. the saudis were told and were ready to support effort for obama when he said he would expect punishment from the syrians because of the chemical weapons issue and we're ready to go and support the effort and at the last minute he cancels. >> rose: some say that the president didn't want to pull the trigger, he was looking for a way out. >> yes. i think he made a commitment he couldn't keep. he laid down a warning he wasn't prepared to enforce and he in effect took the easiest way out. >> rose: but suppose this turns out well. so far,
causes and costs of the fiasco. all right. first, tonight, we now know that the obama administration is muzzling insurance companies, telling them to keep quiet about all the canceled
on the obama care front. internal administration memos revealing for the first time that extensiveç hurdles for signing up for insurance are not limited to the website. abc's jonathan karl has more from washington. good morning, jon. >> reporter: the white house said repeatedly that people canç bypass the problems on the website by sending an application over the mail or on a hotline. turns out that is not the easy fix that the white house suggested it 0 would be. president obama has repea( reassured frustrated consumers that they could easily bypass crash after crash on healthcare.gov by enrolling in other ways. >> in the meantime, you can apply for coverage over the phone, or by mail, or in person. >> reporter: he said enrolling over the phone is easy and quick. once you get on the phone with a trained representative, it usually takes about 25 minutes for an individual to apply for coverage, about 45 >> reporter: internal obama administration memosç obtained exclusively by abc news from republican congressional investigators show that applications over the phone have the very same prob
saturday. the obama administration said it was bringing in experts from google and oracle to fix it. the website has been filled with glitches sips launching. it is expected to be online this morning at about 9am eastern. . >>> a brief solar eclipse blocked the sun rise across the east coast. our metrologist is here with more. >> that's pretty what a behind you. >> beautiful. this picture is from charlotte north carolina, but we have video from nigeria, gorgeous as the sun rose. we are looking at a partial eclipse where the moon covers a quarter of the sun. beautiful. this picture that you see behind me from charlotte north shows you what folks got experience. a few clouds in the backstop. hope you got your rest with an extra hour of sleep. it will be lovely across the country. cloud cover is on the way. all that ahead of a front. winds will be picking up ahead of the front, cooling it down a little bit. as we make back towards the east coast we had showers across portions of the great lakes and snow flurries in the north. temperatures 46 degrees in new york city. 35 in albany. it's
248 had enrolled by the end of day 2. the obama administration calls that data unreliable. >>> kraft foods is removing yellow dye in macaroni cheese products. this does not affect the plain macaroni and cheesz. the company denies this decision has anything to do with a campaign online about the health risks of yellow die. >>> one analysts calls it the shocking drop in subscribers. time warner losing 300,000 customers over a 3-month period because of channel blackouts and rising costs. >>> and a little news you can use in the morning. drinking coffee may be doing more harm to your body than good, if you're drinking it first thing in the morning, sam champion. >> no. >> a new study finds that when you first wake up, your body is flush with energizing hormones. if you drink caffeine first thing, at 6:00 a.m., it sets you for a crash. they say you should wait until 9:30 for your first cup. don't kill the mess messenger. >> i can promise you my body is not flush with energizing hormones. >> you call that news, dan harris? >> i thought sam champion, with an i.v. drip of caffeine. >> news?
at the demand for the new ipad and what it could mean for apple shares. >>> plus, the obama administration, six is the loneliest number. that's apparently how many people were able to sign up for the obama care exchanges day one. we'll look at what this means for the future of the law. >>> maybe we should listen to teenagers when it comes to facebook. a few months ago, a teen wrote, "i'm 13, and none of my friends use facebook." she'll be here to tell us why facebook isn't cool anymore. >>> the numbers for obama care are not pretty. according to document, only six people -- six -- were able to enroll in obama care on day one. those dismal numbers have people taking a closer look at the organization running the program. that is the centers for medicare and medicaid services. our eamon has more on that story. >> reporter: hey, carl. centers for medicaid and medicare services oversee them across the country, and it's an agency that's really dealt with challenges in terms of its own management mistakes, and, also, massive fraud over the years against medicare and medicaid by people all across the c
on this halloween day the obama administration in what appears to be full-bore damage control mode trying to limit the political fallout over the botched obamacare website rollout. this as republicans step up efforts to delay parts of the president's signature domestic achievement. welcome to "happening now." i'm jon scott. jenna: ironic we're talking about health care and we have halloween candy on set. is it allowed? jon: one day for the year. jenna: this is the day. happy halloween. i'm jenna lee. great to have you here today. the latest battle started on our air with health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius facing a barrage of questions. republicans on the house energy and commerce committee covering topics from their problem-plagued website to other range of topics. secretary sebelius apologizing and taking responsibility for the failures. >> i am as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of healthcare.gov. so let me say directly to these americans, you deserve better. i apologize. i'm accountable to you for fixing these problems. and i'm committed to earning your
and intergovernmental affairs and chairs the white house council on women and girls. prior to joining the obama administration, she was the chief executive officer of the habitat company. valerie has held positions in both the public and private sectors and hails from chicago before coming to washington, d.c. ladies and gentlemen, please give a warm welcome to valerie jarrett. [applause] >> well, good morning, everybody. you look fantastic out there. we are also delighted to be here. i would like to begin by congratulating secretary pritzker who has hit the ground running since her appointment. she has not only traveled around the world, but she gave a party and everyone showed up. i also want to give credit to former secretary gary locke who was the brainchild for this a few years ago. please stand up so we can welcome you. [applause] you will be hearing from president obama later today, but that me say a few words about why this summit and why select usa are so important. for the president, encouraging investment in the united states is a core part of his strategy to build and grow our econom
the progress and being benchmark to satisfy the obama administration. november 2011, obama gave an executive order 589 which required agencies to reduce the total expenditures and other items by 20% below the 2010 spending. the next year the office of management and budget issued a memorandum directing agencies to reduce the travel budget even more by 30% and to maintain that spending level until 2016. finally, i want to thank our witnesses from the department for a hearing today. i know some of you are very new to your job. i understand that you have been serving in the role of the assistant secretary for human resources in the administration for only about a month. although you were not here when these mistakes were made. some will look to you to complete the implementation of the inspector general recommendations and to prevent the waste that occurred in 2011 from being repeated. with that mr. chairman, i yield back. >> i might note that mr. murray has been in his possession since 2005 so perhaps the long serving kid on the block will be a good combination for today. will have seven days
in attitude of the obama administration. i mean, we have a president -- the president has to lead. congress can't lead. you can get help from congressmen like congressman frank who helped us in our time of crisis. but the president has to lead. and on the democratic side, he's not showing any leadership that gives any democrat member the idea that what they ought to be doing is trying to work with the republicans. >> then do you write off the next three years as it can't happen in washington? >> i don't think you can write it off. i think it's good they've got this conference committee that's going to try to work out a budget deal. i'm not overly optimistic because the president says means $1 trillion in new taxes. the republicans say a budget deal should mean more economic growth. >> they also say no new taxes. >> well, they say we'll produce much more revenue but not by raising rates. and history bears that out. but they're so far apart, the only way they can get there is if the president does like reagan does or did or did like clinton did. and both of them were ready to lead and to try
with reports in germany suggesting that president obama was briefed on the surveillance of german chancellor angela merkel's phone in 2010 and fast tracked any information gathered directly to the white house. in the past few days, anonymous administration officials told the u.s. media that was false. and that a white house review only discovered the surveillance of world leaders in the summer. the bugging of merkel's phone ended soon after. for european parliamental delegation it's visits to washington is about more than the bugging of world leaders. about the surveillance of 10s of millions of its constituents. >> itrust has to be rebuilt. we need to figure out why this kind of massive activity is happening. and what kind of trust needs to be rebuilt. in the end we are fighting a battle in terms of security, we need to get that balance right. we are concerned, too, about security. and we made that very clear. but also there is a balance to be struck with privacy of citizens and i think these frank exchange need to rebuild that very important trust. >> reporter: their first meeting, however
. first of all, dana millbank in "the washington post," for a smart man, president obama professes to know a great little about many things going on in his administration. and this from the wall street journal's bret stevens, call mr. obama's style aloof or irresponsible, but a president who governs like this reaps the whirlwind, if not for himself, then for his country. remember, the report about the 10 million people losing coverage came from nbc, a mainstream tv network, usually very sympathetic to the president. why are they turning? because of stories like this. neil cavuto's guest natalie willis had one of the lowest cost plans offered by her insurer, $199 a month. $1500 maximum deductible. she liked it, she wanted to keep it. not under obamacare. >> they're offering $278 a month. 1600 out of pocket deductible and covering 70% of my costs after that. now i'm definitely in a position i'll be bankrupted if i get ill or seriously injured where i wasn't before. stuart: yes, you heard her right. bankrupted by obamacare. we're talking about this throughout much of the next 90 minutes, it i
tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. in 2009 president obama made a promise his administration had no intention of keeping. if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. if you like your health plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan, period. no one will take it away, no matter what, end quote. today's "washington post" bestows upon this moment of rhetorical splendor and others like it four by folk owes for the -- four pi folk yows -- pinocchios. it turns out the affordable care act is cutting health insurance plans. apparently the president's promise came with a large caveat. if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan if we deem it to be adequate. for millions, washington has deemed their personal health care plans deficient and come january, they won't have access to the plans they had before. americans deserve better. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from arizona seek recognition? the gentlelady is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr.
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was and who accumulated the massive debts by their particular administration. i think it would answer a lot of questions. $5se people are talking trillion with obama is ridiculous. i wish you would do that, thank you. host: thank you for the call. he brought up health care select listen to kathleen sibelius testifying on capitol hill earlier this week. [video clip] >> in these early weeks, access been athcare.gov has miserably frustrating express for many americans including many who avoided years, in some cases their entire lives, for the security of health insurance. i am as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of healthcare.gov. to thesey directly americans-you deserve better. i apologize. i am accountable to you for fixing these problems and i am committed to earning your confidence back by fixing the site. we are working day and night and will continue until it's fixed. host: let's take more of your calls, steve in scottsdale, arizona, republican line. caller: hi, thanks for taking my call. i wanted to say something about the health care rollout. maybe what they shou
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